Government announces churches will be allowed to re-open for public worship and weddings from 4 July

The Prime Minister announced today (23 June) that churches will be able to re-open for public worship and weddings from the 4 July, provided that physical distancing is observed.

Speaking in the House of Commons on Tuesday, Mr Johnson said: “I am delighted that places of worship will be able to reopen for prayer and services, including weddings with a maximum of 30 people, all subject to social distancing.”

Following the Government announcement the Bishop of London, Sarah Mullally, who leads the Church of England’s Recovery Group, said: “I welcome the Prime Minister’s announcement today that we will soon be able to begin to meet and worship together in our church buildings again.”

Read the Bishop of London’s full statement here

Pershore Abbey and Benefice are delighted with this news and are working towards ensuring they can safely open their doors once more for services and weddings when all of the guidelines are clarified.

We will keep you informed with updates on our progress here and across our social media platforms.